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Cher (/ˈʃɛər/; born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946) is an American pop singer-songwriter, actress, director and record producer. She has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and a People's Choice Award for her work in film, music and television.

Cher began her career at the age of seventeen and came to prominence as one half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher with the success of their song "I Got You Babe" in 1965. She subsequently established herself as a solo recording artist, and became a television star in the 1970s with the variety show The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, for which she won a Golden Globe Award. A well received performance in the film Silkwood earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1984. In the following years, Cher starred in a string of hit films including Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1988.

Cher is the only female solo artist to reach the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in each of the previous four decades. Her hit dance single "Believe" is her biggest-selling recording and was the best-selling single of 1999, having sold over 12 million copies worldwide. She holds the Hot 100 record for the longest hit-making career span, with 33 years between the release of her first and most recent #1 singles, in 1965 and 1998. Cher ended her 3-year-long "Farewell Tour" in 2005 as the second most successful tour by a female solo artist of all time.

With a career lasting over 40 years, Cher has sold over 250 million records worldwide. After a three-year hiatus and retirement from touring, Cher returned to the stage in 2008 at Caesars Palace in Paradise, Nevada where she is currently performing her show Cher at the Colosseum.

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Living Proof is the twenty-fifth album by American singer-actress Cher, released in November 2001 in Europe and February 2002 in the United States by Warner Bros. Records and WEA Records. The lead off single for Europe was The Music's No Good Without You, while Song for the Lonely served as the first American single.

The lead single in Europe and Australia was "The Music's No Good Without You", while the United States received "Song for the Lonely." "The Music's No Good Without You" received moderate success in the UK, while "Song for the Lonely" peaked at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart (one of four songs from the album to top the U.S. dance chart). "Song for the Lonely" was a hit due to its powerful meaning and connection to the September 11th Attacks represented in the music video. It charted in the top 40 of all the other U.S charts. "Alive Again" and "A Different Kind of Love Song" were follow-up singles. "A Different Kind of Love Song managed to top the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play and chart on the Hot 100 at #105. Alive Again failed to make any charting except in the single sales. Despite not being released as a single When the Money's Gone charted on the Hot 100 at #112.

In addition "Song for the Lonely" was #1 on the Maxi-Singles Chart for 21 weeks beating out Madonna's "Die Another Day". Many of the songs may have not reached the Hot 100 because of the lack of promotion. The third single (USA only) was released as "When the Money's Gone/Love One Another", earning Cher a Grammy nomination for "Love One Another." She lost the award to Kylie Minogue's song "Come Into My World".


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Mermaids is a 1990 comedy-drama film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder (who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best supporting actress for her role), and Christina Ricci in her first film role. The film is based on the 1986 novel of the same title written by Patty Dann.

Mermaids is narrated in the first person by Charlotte Flax, a 15-year-old girl living with her eccentric mother (whom she calls "Mrs. Flax") and her sister, Kate. Kate calls her mother by her given name, "Rachel". The narration begins in early fall, 1963, just as the girls' mother's latest fling with her married employer ends and she decides to relocate once again. This time, she and the girls move into a new home near a convent in the small town of Eastport, Massachusetts. Charlotte has an obsession with Catholicism and idolizes the nuns living in the convent near the house. She is always reminded by her mother, "Charlotte, we're Jewish." Kate on the other hand loves oceans and swimming and apparently learned to swim while still a baby. She wins many swimming competitions.

It has grossed $76 million world-wide.


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"Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" is the first single released by Cher for the album of the same name, her seventh solo album. It was her first chart-topper as a solo artist in the United States.

"Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves" was the first single from Cher's 1971 self-titled album Cher. The album was subsequently renamed and re-released as Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves after the success of the single. The song was written by songwriter Bob Stone as a story-song called "Gypsies Tramps and White Trash". Producer Snuff Garrett advised that the title be changed and Stone then changed it to "Gypsies Tramps and Thieves".

It hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on November 6, 1971, and it remained there for two consecutive weeks. The single also reached #1 in Canada and the Top 10 in many European countries, becoming the number-one selling single of 1971 at more than 3 million copies worldwide.[1] Today it remains one of her signature songs.


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Cher & Sonny Star at Hollywood Walk of Fame

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  • ... that Cher holds the Hot 100 record for the longest hit-making career span, with 25 years between the release of her first and most recent #1 singles, in 1974 and 1999
  • ... that Cher ended her 3-year-long "Farewell Tour" in 2005 as the second most successful tour by a female solo artist of all time
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  • ... that Cher is the oldest woman to have a U.S #1 hit with "Believe" at 52 years of age
  • ... that Cher appeared on the cover of People a record of 13x's
  • ... that Cher is one of few artists to win a Grammy, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and Academy Award for her acting roles

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